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Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 2 edition (December 28, 2014)
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So, first of all I'm a PostgreSQL user for 7 years and an instructor for 3 years. I feel that PostgreSQL has one of the absolute best online documentation repos of any open source project. Easy to use and find answers.However, in teaching PostgreSQL administration, I find that there are still quite a few individuals who like a comprehensive introduction to a topic. Quite a few of these individuals like that comprehensive introduction to be in book form. This is a good resource for those individuals.WHAT I LIKE:1) The authors are active in using PostgreSQLIt is obvious from the tone in which the book is written. Small things, like knowing that 's Redshift is a fork of a PostgreSQL fork . . . aren't monumental, but give the authors credibility in my mind since I use Postgres in its community, EnterpriseDB, and Redshift flavors.2) Concise, quick tips for administratorsThere is more to PostgreSQL administration than configuration of the pg_hba.conf, postgresql.conf, and pg_ident.conf files. However, a solid understanding of these will help a new PostgreSQL user troubleshoot 80% of the issues they will likely encounter. A good but brief coverage of these files' formats, psql, and interactive/non-interactive administration are the best reasons for a new admin to buy this book.3) Datatype discussion, including new JSON typesThere has been a lot of buzz in the community regarding the newer JSON data types that some feel make PostgreSQL a serious competitor in both the relational DB world as well as the unstructured data (MongoDB, Cassandra, etc) world. This book gives a great overview of all existing datatypes as well as the new ones available in 9.4.
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